Avonworth defeated Northgate last Wednesday by a score of 12-2.

Senior Ryan Felter started off for the ‘Lopes on the mound, extinguishing the first three Flames he faced for a quick top half of the first. In the bottom half, the ‘Lopes took advantage of the errors made by Northgate and put up seven runs took take an early led.

The Flames held the ‘Lopes scoreless in the second inning, but In the third, Avonworth put up three runs, and took a 10-0 lead. The 'Lopes added two more in the fourth, and the Flames responded with two of their own in the fifth.



The Avonworth girls’ softball team kept their unbeaten streak intact after blanking Hopewell in section play at home this past Wednesday 10-0.

The Lady ‘Lopes (13-0, 6-0) padded their lead in 3A Section 2 and remained the top-ranked team in the 3A classification as they began the second half of their regular season schedule.

Sarah Helffrich pitched a complete game, surrendering just five hits, and Abby Stanley highlighted the Lady ‘Lope offense with 3-4 at bat while driving in two runs.


Following a traffic stop on April 3, Caitlin Price, 21, of West View, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following a traffic stop on April 4, Zachary Pearson, 25, of Manor, was arrested on an active felony arrest warrant.

On April 4, a resident of Hemlock Street reported that someone had burglarized their apartment.

On April 5, an Avalon resident reported that the driver’s side of his car had been keyed.

Marc Antonio Pippens, 29, of Baden, was charged on April 7 with driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance.


Ben Avon’s Avon Park off Perrysville Avenue will close Monday so that a buried pipeline can be inspected and repaired if necessary.

Borough officials received word Wednesday that work would begin April 22, and could take until the beginning of June to be completed.


Avonworth’s Third Annual Chase the Antelopes 5K and 1 Mile Walk will take place in the Ohio Township area on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 9 a.m., with runners and walkers meeting at Lenzner Field across from the high school on Josephs Lane and following routes through nearby neighborhoods.

All of the proceeds and donations will benefit the Hannah Milbert Memorial Fund, which was established to provide students with scholarships that may be used for college expenses and to help them attend school-sponsored trips.


“Kelly’s Kids” returned to the Northgate School Board Monday evening to make one more attempt to persuade Northgate officials not to make changes to reduce the amount of time middle-senior high school music teacher Kelly Winovich spends with them.


The Route 65 entrance to Bellevue is about to become a whole lot more welcoming and attractive. Last Saturday, volunteers organized by Mayor Emily Marburger began the arduous task of cleaning up a long-neglected, vacant lot that sits directly behind the “Live, Worship, Shop” sign at the corner of Meade and West Riverview evenues. Because the lot is privately owned, it is illegal for tax dollars to be spent on the project.


Wanda M. Cepanec Wanda M. Cepanec, 89, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Frank G. "Fritz" Cepanec; mother of Frank Gerald (Barbara) Cepanec; grandmother of Jessie (Jeff) Cupps; sister of the late Dorothy (late Richard) Watson. Wanda was a member of the Suburban General Hospital Auxiliary. Memorial donations are suggested to The Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Mary Lois (Hoffman) Gallagher


On April 11, a resident of Bear Run Drive in Ohio Township reported criminal mischief.

A business on Ohio River Boulevard in Emsworth reported public drunkenness on April 12.

On April 16, a resident of Spruce Street in Ben Avon reported unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


On Feb. 1, Bellevue Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from the road on Dakota Avenue.

On Feb. 1, an Ohio River Boulevard gas station reported shoplifting when a vehicle drove off without paying.

Juveniles were reported entering unlocked vehicles on Washington Avenue on Feb. 2.

On Feb. 3, a resident of Orchard Avenue reported a mirror broken on a parked car.

On Feb. 4, a resident of South Harrison Avenue reported an unlocked vehicle had been entered, gone through, and items taken from it.

A South Fremont Avenue resident reported theft from a vehicle on Feb. 4.


Democrat Pam Iovino will soon take a seat in the Pennsylvania Senate after defeating Republican D. Raja in a special election held Tuesday.

The 37th District seat was left vacant when incumbent Republican Guy Reschenthaler won a seat in the U.S. Congress in the general election. Reschenthaler himself won a special election to take over the 37th state seat when Democrat Matt Smith resigned to take a job in the private sector.


Sandra R. Primerano Sandra R. Primerano, 58, of Bellevue, died Friday, March 22, 2019. She was the companion of Dan Wellings; daughter of Dolores and the late Dominic Primerano; sister of Susan Nicotra (Lawrence); aunt of William and Joseph Howland; great-aunt of Samantha and Nicolas. Arrangements by Neely Funeral Home, Glenshaw.

James B. "Jamie" Jackson It is with great sadness that the family of James Jackson announces that he passed away Monday, April 1, 2019,, surrounded by his family.


Construction should begin soon on the Salvation Army's North Boroughs Corps Worship and Service Center, with the center possibly open by the end of the year.


The idea of getting people together to discuss issues that are of importance to their community, as well as to the country, is not a new one. In May, 1986, for example, millions of Americans joined in “Hands Across America” to bring attention to poverty in our nation.

Fast forward to a few weeks from now, when Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. invites the Pittsburgh region to connect with each other “…in self-organized small groups to have meaningful conversations, over food, to deepen our understanding of shared values as a community of caring residents, businesses and organizations.”


Bellevue Borough took several steps closer to becoming a “compassionate community” when council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, adopted four ordinances designed to protect animals.They will have to revisit one of those ordinances, however, as officials made changes that defeated the purpose of a law regulating pet store sales of animals.


Alan Monroe, 51, of Aliquippa, was arrested on March 17 for possession of a controlled substance.

Luther Lane Springs Jr., 28, of Monroeville, was arrested on March 17 for driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance.

Jennifer McQuillan, 37, of Glenshaw, was arrested on March 18 for possession of a controlled substance.

During a traffic stop on March 18, Jason Lee Mifflin, 35, of Wexford, was cited for driving without a license and expired registration. Additionally, Paul Stephany Jr., 35, of Avalon, was cited for possession of a controlled substance.


Not only did Bellevue Council finalize an agreement that will allow a new business to serve alcoholic beverages, it has established a procedure to be used in any future applications for liquor licenses above the state-mandated quota.

Council was caught completely off guard in January when the owners of the soon-to-open 202 Hometown Tacos presented their business plan and asked that council adopt a resolution required by the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) because the business would hold the third liquor license in a borough that was limited to two licenses based on population.


Bellevue Council, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, approved the expenditure of $57,680 for the purchase of 37 security cameras that will be placed in numerous undisclosed locations in the borough.

Police Chief Matt Sentner said that the cameras would be placed in various locations such as Lincoln Avenue and the borough's parks.


Broadway visits the North Boroughs next week, with Avonworth students staging “The Little Mermaid” and Northgate students presenting their version of “Freaky Friday.”


Northgate School District has received a $150,000 grant from the Grable Foundation to support its “College in High School” program.

Currently, students can take Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) classes as part of the high school curriculum. The classes are taught in the high school by Northgate teachers. There is no charge for the classes unless students want to earn college credit.

Superintendent Dr. Caroline Johns said that the grant money would be used to help students who want credit for the classes.


Last week marked the seventh year for Northgate elementary students to display their cooking skills in the annual Young Chefs Cooking Contest sponsored by Sodexo Food Services.

Under the direction of Julianne Griffin, general manager for Sodexo at Northgate, the event began in January when students in grades 3-6 were encouraged to fill out recipe cards for this year's “Healthy Mexican Food” theme. Griffin received 29 recipes, from which seven finalists were chosen.


Kathleen (Flowers) Donovan Kathleen (Flowers) Donovan, 84, of Emsworth, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was the mother of Maureen A. Steuernagel, William J. Jr., Colleen M., John F., Kathleen M. Wilwohl, Patrick S., Thomas M., Eileen R. Freyermuth, Timothy R., Robert J., Daniel E., twins Mary Elizabeth Conlin and Ruth Anne Laffey, Matthew P., Mark E., Jennifer L. Bigley and Michael J. Donovan; grandmother of 47; great-grandmother of 23.


Bellevue has been awarded a $30,000 grant to help create an “outdoor gym” adjacent to the baseball field in Memorial Park.


A hit and run accident occurred on Ohio River Boulevard near Locust Street on March 12.

John V. Anderson, 23, of Freedom, was arrested on March 13 for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

On March 15, a motor vehicle accident occurred at North Home and Starr avenues. Avalon Police say that no one was injured.

Derrick Dawkins, 42, of Pittsburgh, was arrested on March 15 for possession of a controlled substance, and possession with intent to deliver.